Re: Battery drains like crazy on Linux
Check your power management settings under KDE as suggested above. It would appear you are not optimized for battery operation. Normally, the battery should last much longer under linux than windows 7 as linux doesn't do the repetitive hdd rewrites that win 7 does. You might also check that your laptop is set to use internal lcd only as if it is set to external monitor plus lcd you will encounter twice as fast battery drain or higher.
When your up to your a** in Alligators it's pretty hard to remember you intended to drain the swamp (author unknown)